Juniors target more silverware
MYRTLEFORD’s under 12s soccer players will be out to make it back-to-back cups when they meet Cobram at Jelbart Park on Sunday.
The young Savoy’s claimed the under 11s cup last year with a penalty shootout victory over Wangaratta and this season’s decider shapes as being just as close.
Myrtleford (second) and Cobram (first) were the two best teams all year and both won through in their semifinals convincingly.
Liam Macgowan fresh off winning the team’s best and fairest and player’s player award was the star of the 4-0 victory and will be vital to their hopes this weekend.
Coach Rob Caponecchia, whose daughter Summer has performed admirably whilst playing with the boys this season, said he hoped the team could draw on last years’ experience.
“I think some players get a little bit nervous but hopefully the win last year will benefit us,” he said.
“There are some really good kids in there and they have developed a lot across the last two years, especially this year.”
Caponecchia added that his young players were beginning to learn the concepts of the game.
“They are across it a bit better now, positioning, com- munication and knowing their roles,” he said
“The more they train together the better they get and they have a great bond going.
“I think they are going to be some good little players for the club in the future, they have really come a long way with another year under their belt.”
Kick-off is pencilled in for 9.45am with a strong Myrtleford contingent expected.
“Even speaking to some of the senior players on the weekend they said they will come down and it’s really good for the younger players to see those older guys there,” Caponecchia said.
“Hopefully it’s the start of a really good day.” KEY COG: Liam Williamson has been an important player for the under 12s this season. PHOTOS: Justin Jenvey
BIG OCCASION: Zane Vardanega will line up in his second cup final in a row on Sunday.